Shure has announced expanded integration between its Axient, ULX-D, and QLX-D
wireless microphone systems and Yamaha CL and QL series mixing consoles. With
Yamaha’s firmware version 4.1, sound engineers can monitor and control key
features of these premium wireless systems from the mix position during a show.
This delivers a significantly-enhanced working environment and an impressive
degree of system integration between the components that audio professionals use
for the most challenging live events.

Sound engineers can discover connected wireless systems; identify and map each
system to the desired input channel; monitor transmitter battery status, RF, and
audio signal level; and adjust receiver audio output level when Shure AXT400,
QLXD4, or ULXD4 digital receivers are connected to the same network as a Yamaha
CL or QL series console. With Axient wireless systems, transmitter input gain can
even be controlled remotely from the mixing console through the ShowLink Access

“Wireless microphones increasingly form the foundation of live shows, but they add
critical operating parameters that wired microphones don’t have,’ said Rob
Fuhlbrugge, Senior Director of Engineering and Product Development at Shure. “This
new level of integration between Shure wireless systems and Yamaha mixing
consoles puts wired and wireless sources into the same context. By enabling sound
engineers to monitor and control a wireless channel as part of the same workflow
as wired microphones, the technical differences between them become virtually

The enhanced capabilities are the result of collaboration between engineering teams
at Shure and Yamaha that has been ongoing for several years. Previous firmware
releases enabled CL series consoles to control discovery and patching for Shure
ULXD4D and ULXD4Q receivers from the CL console touch panel displays, without
the need for Dante Controller PC software. Today’s announcement signals a
dramatic expansion of these capabilities and their extension to non-Dante equipped
Shure wireless systems.